24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

24 days in Vietnam Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Can Tho
— 1 night
Fly
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Hoi An
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hanoi
— 2 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Honda Agent Hoang Quoc Viet, Bus to Van Don Airport, Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City — 6 nights

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, examine the collection at Fito Museum - Museums of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emperor Jade Pagoda, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City online trip builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Ho Chi Minh City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City is 15 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City hover around 95°F and lows are around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Can Tho.
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Can Tho — 1 night

The main city of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho has a bustling atmosphere, with tourism and trade central to its liveliness.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Ong Temple and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Cai Rang Floating Market and then don't miss a visit to Binh Thuy ancient house.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Can Tho journey tool.

Traveling by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. May in Can Tho sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hoi An.
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Hoi An — 3 nights

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hoi An road trip planner.

Fly from Can Tho to Hoi An in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Hoi An can reach 93°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Hue.
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Hue — 2 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and then admire the striking features of Halls of the Mandarins. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Minh Mang and then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Tu Duc.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hue online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hoi An to Hue in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hue can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Historic Sites

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park — 2 nights

Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Hanoi.
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Hanoi — 2 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): view the masterpieces at YNOT and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi route builder.

Traveling by flight from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halong Bay.
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Halong Bay — 2 nights

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Bai Tu Long Bay and then head off the coast to Castaway Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Halong Bay trip maker.

Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City — 2 nights

On the 11th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Explore Ho Chi Minh City further: get engrossed in the history at War Remnants Museum, look for gifts at Shimmer Silver, hunt for treasures at Ben Thanh Market, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, bus, and flight from Halong Bay to Ho Chi Minh City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Vietnam travel guide

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While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.
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